You seem to be describing the hardship factors in your post. However, before we can go into it, we would need to first know the specific statute under which your husband was convicted and review his conviction record in its entirety. Now, if you can figure out how to do that on AVVO, please let me know.
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What was your husband convicted of?
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You need to meet with an immigration attorney with experience in removal proceedings and waivers of inadmissibility. Whether your husband can avoid deportation or if can't avoid it, whether he can come back after deportation all turns on facts that are missing. Your situation is too complex to address on AVVO.
It will depend upon the crime. There is little flexibility if it is an aggravated felony, and you don't appear to be in one of the three federal circuits that allow to readjust status in certain circumstances. If he is in mandatory detention, that could mean it is.
Many crimes can be overcome with waivers, and some of the factors you mention are very helpful.
Read the exact sections of law with which he is being charged on the Record of Deportable Alien (Form I-213) and that will tell you if he qualifies for Cancellation of Removal or other forms of relief.
I can tell you that if he is in removal proceedings - find a lawyer quickly.
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